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Who Was Franklin Roosevelt?

Who Was Franklin Roosevelt?

Margaret Frith

Language: English

Pages: 112

ISBN: 0448453460

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Although polio left him wheelchair bound, Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office during the Great Depression and served as president during World War II. Elected four times, he spent thirteen years in the White House. How he led the country through tremendously difficult problems, much like the ones facing America today, makes for a timely and engrossing biography.

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her very much, even when she was bossy. Franklin grew up around adults. He did not go to school. He was taught at home by tutors until he was thirteen. Yet, even with no other children around, Franklin found life at Springwood fun. In the winter, he went on sleigh rides or sledded full speed down snowy hills. He was happy exploring the woods and fields. Franklin loved horseback riding with Popsy. That’s what he called his father. From an early age, Franklin began collecting stamps. This was

return to private life. It was 1920—a presidential election year. To Franklin’s surprise, the Democratic candidate for president—James Cox—asked him to run as vice president. Franklin threw himself into the campaign. He visited twenty states by train, traveling eight thousand miles. He spoke to farmers, factory workers, city workers, businessmen, and women who were voting for the first time. Franklin and Cox weren’t expected to win and they didn’t. In fact, they lost badly. But Franklin

loved the race. All across the country, people got to know this sunny, optimistic man from New York who seemed to have a great future ahead of him. Chapter 4 Facing a Crisis In 1921, Franklin was back in New York working as a lawyer. That August, he joined Eleanor and the children at their cottage on Campobello. One morning, when the family was out sailing, they saw smoke rising from a small island. They sailed over and found a brushfire out of control. Franklin cut evergreen branches and

loved the race. All across the country, people got to know this sunny, optimistic man from New York who seemed to have a great future ahead of him. Chapter 4 Facing a Crisis In 1921, Franklin was back in New York working as a lawyer. That August, he joined Eleanor and the children at their cottage on Campobello. One morning, when the family was out sailing, they saw smoke rising from a small island. They sailed over and found a brushfire out of control. Franklin cut evergreen branches and

became aware of what was happening. But few acted. (It wasn’t until 1944 that Franklin did anything to help rescue refugees.) In 1940, Franklin’s second term as president was coming to an end. No president had ever run for a third term. No one expected Franklin to. But with the war in Europe, he felt he had to run again. So he did. He didn’t win by a landslide, but he won. In July, Germany began bombing Britain. Every night fires raged all over London. Every day military bases were hit hard.

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